for Writing Research Papers
The Internet can help you when it comes time to do your
research paper, from finding a topic to gathering information, and even
in writing your paper.
on Current Events
The latest headlines plus links to related Internet resources.
AltaVista's News Search
Search through up to date news articles from 3,000 news sources worldwide.
Search current news headlines for access to full-text articles
- A list of popular broad topics, along with links to relevant information.
- This provides a directory of possible research paper topics with links
to automated searches in the Infoseek search engine. (Note:
this site is designed to sell access to a fee based subscription service
called Electric Library.)
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- The Encyclopaedia articles are no longer available for free, but you
can still use this guide to find web sites and magazine articles. You
can also search the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Columbia Encyclopedia
- Search this free online encyclopedia by keyword or by entry name.
You can also access a dictionary, a thesaurus, and a quotation search.
- Internet Public
Library Ready Reference Collection
- Links to "quick answer" reference works such as dictionaries,
almanacs, statistical sources, etc.
Please Almanacs Online
- A good source for statistics and basic facts on a wide range of topics.
and Journal Articles
- Journal Databases from Ebsco
- Several different databases to choose from, including discipline-specific
databases. Note: if you access this from home, you’ll need to have
your library card number handy.
- Provides search forms for a large number of newspapers from around
Star Bulletin Archive
- Search for stories by keyword as far back as 1997.
Advertiser Back Issues
- Browse two months of stories. Search several years of stories
(back to Oct 1, 1999) by using the search box on the right side
of the screen.
- Hawaii Newspapers
- A list of local newspapers available at the WCC Library, with
links to the Hawaii Newspaper Index (a searchable index to
Star-Bulletin and Advertiser articles published since 1989) and
links to each newspaper's Website if available.
Online Books Page
- Links to over 14,000 free full-text English language books and
- EBooks from NetLibrary
- Available for UH library card holders. Set up an account first
from any computer on campus. After that, you can access your account
even at home using your login and password.
Trade, Government, and Non-profit Agencies
- This is a searchable database of over 24,000 organizations around
the world, including links to each organization's website.
- The US Government is the largest publisher in the world, and most
of their publications are now on the web. Search through much of
- Federal Web
- Links to government agency websites organized by branch.
- Each of these sites have links to quality information arranged
Directories and Search Engines
- Search quick search forms for four good Internet search tools.
- From Purdue, this site has help on grammar, punctuation, editing,
- English Usage, Style
- Links to several full-text grammar guides, such as Strunk &
White's Elements of Style and
Online English Grammar
- Quick grammar help.
- From the WCC Library, links to information on how to cite print
and electronic sources in a number of common citation styles.